Four hundred feet below the Romanian countryside lies a subterranean amusement park nestled in one of the oldest salt mines in the world. Believed to be nearly 2,000 years old, Salina Turda excavated over 3 billion tons of salt before mining stopped in 1932. Since then, the underground hub has lived many lives, serving as everything from a cheese storage facility to a bomb shelter. Now, it lives on as an underground theme park, equipped with an amphitheater, Ferris wheel, mini golf course, and a lake complete with rowboats. Come along and explore one of the most beautiful places *in* the world at this subterranean wonderland.
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